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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Norwood, MA for 2024

Also serving communities of Westwood.

There are 36 Assisted Living Facilities in the Norwood area, with 2 in Norwood and 34 nearby.

The average cost of assisted living in Norwood is $7,214 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,895. Cheaper rated regions include Dedham with an average starting cost of 6,072.

To help you with your search, browse the 1143 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Norwood. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Norwood 4.11 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Walpole with an average rating of 4.71 out of 5 stars.

Caring.com has helped 7 families in Norwood find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about assisted living options and costs in Norwood, call (855) 948-3865.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Norwood

Norwood, Massachusetts, is an old New England town that was once used as hunting grounds by native American tribes. Settled in 1678, the town is home to many historic sites such as the Day House. In addition to it’s rich history, Norwood offers senior residents 64 assisted living facilities (ALFs) to choose from. Two are located in town and another 62 sit closeby. These ALFs offer a supervised residential setting for seniors that may provide services such as organized social activities, prepared meals and medication management. The Massachusetts Office of Elder Affairs manages the policies and regulations of ALFs throughout the state.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Norwood

  • The Norwood area is home to world-class medical facilities, including, Norwood Hospital in the event of medical emergencies or illness. 

  • The winters in Norwood get chilly, with an average low temperature of 17 degrees in January and 54 inches of snowfall. Seniors who are willing to brave the cold months are rewarded with warm summers that have an average high temperature of 83 degrees and 201 sunny days for outdoor activities, compared to the national average of 205 sunny days.

  • Seniors may feel relatively safe living in Norwood because the crime rates are close to U.S. averages. Violent crime is rated at 37.5 out of 100 (1 being the safest), which is a little higher than the national average of 31.1, and property crime is rated at 29.3, which is a little lower than the national average of 38.1.

  • Seniors with a severe respiratory illness might have a harder time living in Norwood than in other less polluted areas. While their Particle Pollution 24-hour score was A, the American Lung Association gave them a poor ozone grade of D.

  • The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s public bus system allows seniors to travel into town for shopping or doctor’s appointments easily. Most buses are accessible to those with mobility devices and offer discounted fare for individuals over 65. 

  • Seniors can enjoy strolling the green or playing a round of golf at one of several golf courses in the area. The Norwood Country Club & Driving Range offers opportunities to play golf, dine and enjoy seasonal functions. 

Paying for Assisted Living in Norwood

Assisted Living costs in Norwood start around $7,214 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of assisted living is $4,000 per month, according to the latest figures from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey.

It’s important to note that assisted living rates in Norwood and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.

Cities in Massachusetts

Wellesley

$9,385

Canton

$8,400

Norwood

$7,214

Newton

$7,093

Walpole

$6,740

Dedham

$6,650

Needham

$6,375

US

$4,000

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Norwood

Low-income seniors living in Norwood may be eligible for aid with assisted living costs through the state’s Medicaid plans, the Group Adult Foster Care (GAFC) and the Supplemental Security Income (SSI-G). Seniors also may qualify for the non-Medicaid Supportive Senior Housing Initiative Program for financial aid.  

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Massachusetts page.

Financial Assistance in Massachusetts

More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living

While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in Massachusetts page.

Free Assisted Living Resources in Norwood

Norwood and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.

To see a list of free assisted living resources in Norwood, please visit our Assisted Living in Massachusetts page.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Norwood

Norwood-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Massachusetts are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Massachusetts page for more information about these laws.

Laws and Regulations in Massachusetts

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Debbie

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Benchmark Senior Living on Clapboardtree

My mother moved into Benchmark Senior Living on Clapboardtree. I just came back from there yesterday and they were having a St Patrick's Day, little party at the Bistro. There's food, and they had...

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Assisted Living

Janet

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Benchmark Senior Living on Clapboardtree

My dad moved into Benchmark Senior Living on Clapboardtree. So far, we love it all. The staff is warm and friendly. My dad's apartment is clean, neat, and relatively new. They have a library, a...

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Assisted Living

Mary

I visited this facility

Review of Sunrise of Norwood

Sunrise of Norwood was very nice. It's a fairly new facility and it looks like it's maintained well. I was there near lunchtime and there were residents there that were walking towards the...

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